EMC today announced that the Great Place to Work Institute, UAE  (GPTW UAE) has recognized EMC among the Top 10 best companies to work for in its third annual list of the 'Top Companies to Work for in the UAE'. EMC was honored thanks to leading HR practices based on the ‘Employee First’ principle to boost employee growth and satisfaction, as well as the ability to foster a friendly and collaborative work environment that encourages transparency and open communication.
One key EMC HR practice highlighted by the Institute was EMC’s Individual Development Program (IDP), which helps employees chart out and achieve their long term career goals through a series of specific learning and development programs.
In addition to the customized training and development programs that emphasize professional growth, EMC was also acknowledged for placing HR at the strategic core of the business and enabling HR professionals with innovative tools and resources that go beyond traditional HR practices.
The official list of “Top Companies to Work for in the UAE” 2013 by the Great Place to Work Institute, UAE, is based on the confidential feedback of employees and an audit of management practices in addition to HR policies and practices. This annual benchmarking study assesses the level of credibility, fairness, respect, pride and camaraderie within an organization used to recognize the best workplaces in over 45 countries worldwide.
This is EMC’s second year participating in the survey. In 2012, EMC ranked 10th on the list.
David Robert, Chief Executive Officer of Great Place to Work Institute, Gulf: “We would like to thank all the participants in this year’s program and congratulate those companies that have been recognized among the Top 15. Over the last three years, we have seen some remarkable developments in HR in the UAE and are pleased to see new contenders make the list and some older contenders improve their positions among the Top 15 for this was the aim behind the study- to offer a benchmark to measure continuous improvement. EMC has steadily climbed the ranks since participating for the first time last year. The company has utilized the study as a tool to measure their success in HR and have successfully contributed to creating a great multi-cultural work environment built on employee success and happiness.”
Habib Mahakian, Regional General Manager, Gulf & Pakistan, EMC: “Our practices are based on the ‘Employee First’ principle, at EMC we believe that the success of our employees has led to our success as a company. While placing HR at the strategic center of the business is important, we are also careful to measure the success of the policies and practices set by HR through internal meetings and quarterly reviews to ensure that our employees are satisfied and motivated. Participating in this survey gives us an essential benchmarking tool that helps us chart out our strengths and work towards filling essential gaps to drive our HR and business success even further.”
About Great Place to Work Institute, UAE
Great Place to Work Institute UAE (GPTW UAE), is part of a global research, training and consultancy firm that recognizes the best workplaces in over 45 countries through the list of ‘Top Companies to Work For’, that forms part of the world’s largest employee survey. The official list, published in the February issue of Executive Magazine and Business Pioneer, is a ranking of the nation’s 15 best employers based on the confidential feedback of employees and an audit of management and HR practices. Additional information about Great Place to Work Institute, UAE can be found at www.greatplacetowork.ae